Bug 20058 - RFE: remove install button
Summary: RFE: remove install button
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact: Dale Lovelace
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-30 20:20 UTC by Jeff Johnson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-05 18:59:15 UTC
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Description Jeff Johnson 2000-10-30 20:20:59 UTC
Start gnorpm, select Install.

The page that is displayed should *not* have an Install button, as Upgrade
almost always what is needed.

FWIW, here are several other nit-nots

1) If "Expand Tree" is hit immediately, a downrev version of gnorpm is
displayed. That means, when running gnrorpm-0.95.1-5, gnorpm-0.95.1-3
is displayed for reasons beyond my ken.

2) "Select All" after "Add" should not select multiple occurences of
named packages. While filtering multiple identically named packages should
have been implemented in rpmlib many moons ago, rpmlib has *never* behaved
gracefuully when presented with mutiple identical packages as part of the
transaction, and support for legacy versions of rpm demands the filtering
gnorpm rather than rpmlib.

Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-12-12 21:13:43 UTC
The install button maybe should prompt with an are you sure to do a '--force' 
type thing but it is needed in some cases so needs to stay

The rpmlib stuff is a mess. I am very tempted to stop using rpmlib and use rpm
down pipes in order to escape the disgusting mess it causes. Possibly rpm-at or
the redcarpet libs will help. I plan to drop support for rpmlib 2.x before
gnorpm 1.0, does 3.x have this problem too ?

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-03-05 21:13:42 UTC
No --force is not the answer. Presenting a single choice "Upgrade" (which is
identical to
"Install" if package is not already imstalled) was the suggestion, as otherwise
will have to entries in the database for the same package.

FWIW, proper bug reports against rpm will start to resolve the "mess", as I
can't change
nothing without a request.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2001-07-27 15:40:08 UTC
I moved this bug to the gnome bugzilla so that the Gnorpm maintainers gets a
look at it.
It is now at:

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